Tuesday, December 28, 2004

Christmas fun!

If you're bored over the Christmas period I can recommend "Speedy Santa"... My best time so far is 11.293 seconds...

Tuesday, December 21, 2004

"Top 10 recurring mistakes on software development projects"

There's an interesting (and short) article here by Dunstan Thomas Consulting on the reasons why software projects fail. Much of the information is available elsewhere, but it's good to have a short summary. It's also kinda scarey to see how the current projects I'm working on measure up.

Wednesday, December 15, 2004

Code Complete 2

Just finished reading "Code Complete 2" by Steve Mc Connell. It's the best book I've read on software engineering, and it's stuffed with interesting observations backed up with hard data. I particularly liked the insightful code snippets that litter the chapters, although I must admit that some of the "coding horrors" were a little too familar...

The downside? It weighs in at around 850 pages, so unless you have Popeye's forarms it's kinda tricky to read unless you're sat at a desk.

Tuesday, December 14, 2004


Finally got me a blog. Hope you like it...